San Jose (CA) – Adobe Photoshop CS4 has been in the works for a while, and the software maker today announced that it will also bring forth for the first time a 64-bit version of the photo editing program, reports Macworld.
At least initially, the high-end product will only be available for Vista owners because the programming language it’s using, Carbon, is not perfectly compatible with Mac computers.
Adobe did not say either way whether it will eventually bring a 64-bit version to Mac later on.
According to Adobe, overall performance is increased by around 10% over the 32-bit version, and the time it takes to open a file or perform intensive editing procedures will be drastically cut.
Obviously it would take a toll on the computer, though. Users would need to have 4 GB of RAM to devote exclusively to Photoshop CS4.
Adobe has given no indication on when CS4 will be available at retail.